AuthorHeidt, Philip Conrad.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe enantioselective approach to bonandiol, also known as magydardiendiol, has utilized two novel synthetic methodologies. The first is the diastereoselective cyclopropanation of a homochiral eneketal prepared from (2R,3R)- or (2S,3S)-2,3-butanediol and possessing C₂ symmetry. Simmons-Smith cyclopropanation gave good diastereoselectivity (69-75%) in addition to excellent amounts of monocyclopropanated material obtained (90-96%). The second method utilized is the nickel acetylacetonate catalyzed coupling of dimethylzinc to a sterically hindered cyclic β-keto enolphosphate in 76-92% yield. This approach to the A ring of hyperforin starting from commercially available citral allows for the introduction of all but one isoprenyl appendage.